Strengthening Environmental Economics Capacity in Research on Climate Change Adaptation

Storms, floods, droughts and other extreme events resulting from climate change are likely to have a negative impact on water availability and quality. Researchers need to be able to estimate the costs of such impacts so that they can assess the benefits of investing in efforts to prevent or mitigate them.

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of climate change researchers to assess the impact of climate change on water provision services in Latin America using environmental economics methods.

Researchers will conduct a literature review and organize a stakeholder workshop to identify priority themes, geographical hotspots and methodological gaps. They will develop environmental economics methods to address specific climate change challenges caused by extreme weather stressors. They will launch a competitive call for junior environmental economists to conduct specific research on priority areas by applying the guidelines and tools developed in the previous stage. It will also serve to validate findings of the second phase. And, they will advise policymakers and stakeholders on ways of minimizing the adverse effects of climate change so as to guarantee effective water service provision.

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État du projet


Date de début

Lundi, février 21, 2011

Date butoir

Samedi, février 21, 2015


48 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Ubal Giordano, Walter


Amérique Nord et Centrale, Amérique du Sud


Climate Change

Chargé(e) de projet

Robalino, Juan


Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

Institution Country

Costa Rica

Institution Website